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Gail Collins Hardbarger

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Gail Collins Hardbarger

Age 96, of Harrisville, WV, departed this life on August 30, 2014, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg.

She was born March 10, 1918, at Prunty, WV, the daughter of the late Alvin and Hattie Ash Collins.

Gail was a devoted homemaker and was a seamstress for 26 years at the former Economy Industries.

She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed gardening and flowers, and loved music and to dance.

She is survived by children, Leon Hardbarger, Leavittsburg, Ohio, Frances Lockaby, Canton, Ohio, Wilma Ross, Harrisville, WV, Dorothy Cowan (Jack), Massillon, Ohio, Harold Hardbarger (Alice), Harrisville, WV, Edna Saunders, Ashland, Ohio, Rella Ankrom, St. Marys, WV, Melvin Hardbarger (Melanie), Canton, Ohio, and Carolynn Hodge (David), Harrisville, WV; 19 grandchildren; and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Blaine Hardbarger; two sons, Charles and Loran Hardbarger; brothers, Jessie, Wayne, Marion and Delford Collins; sister, Bertha Hardbarger; two infant sisters; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Wednesday at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, WV, with burial to follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 PM Tuesday at the funeral home and after 9 AM on the day of the service.

Sports Brief - 09.01.14

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►   Class AAAA Results: 

 

H.D. Woodson, D.C. (0-1)           #1 Martinsburg (1-0)            7-24

#2 Capital (0-0)             BYE WEEK

#10 George Washington (0-1)            #3 South Charleston (1-0)             14-56

Hurricane(0-1)            #4 Huntington (1-0)            6-37

Anacostia, D.C. (0-1)            #5 Morgantown (1-0)            0-41

Taylor Alderdice, PA (0-1)            #6 Wheeling Park (1-0)            13-30

#7 Point Pleasant(1-0)            Lincoln County (0-1)            54-0

Riverside (0-1)            #8 Cabell Midland (1-0)            13-63

#9 University(1-0)            John Marshall (0-1)            21-12

Indian Creek, Ohio (1-0)            Brooke (0-1)            9-8

Washington (1-0)            Hedgesville (0-1)            38-18

Greenbrier East (1-0)            James Monroe - AA (0-1)            21-19

Oak Hill (0-1)            Lewis County (1-0)            7-42

Sherando, VA(1-0)            Musselman (0-1)            33-24

Elkins (1-0)            North Marion - AA (0-1)            50-20

Ripley (0-1)            Parkersburg South(1-0)            27-35

Hampshire(0-1)            Preston (1-0)            13-22

Princeton (1-0)            Shady Spring (0-1)            55-7

Jefferson (1-0)            Spring Mills (0-1)            48-24

St. Albans (0-1)            Spring Valley (1-0)             16-42

Parkersburg (1-0)            Warren Local, Ohio (0-1)            41-22

Winfield (0-1)            Woodrow Wilson (1-0)            0-28


►   Class AA Results: 

 

#1 Wayne (1-0)            Tolsia (0-1)            40-18

Buckhannon Upshur (0-1)            #2 Bridgeport (1-0)             7-38

#3 Bluefield (1-0)            Graham, VA (0-1)            76-48

#9 Fairmont Senior (0-1)            #4 Robert C. Byrd (1-0)             7-28

Chapmanville (0-1)            #5 Sissonville (1-0)             14-42

Clearfield, PA (0-1)            #6 Keyser (1-0)             30-43

#8 Mingo Central (1-0)            #10 Wyoming East (0-1)             37-28

Lincoln (0-1)            Braxton County (1-0)            6-13

Berkeley Springs (0-1)            Clarke County, VA (1-0)             6-41

Liberty - Harrison (1-0)            East Fairmont (0-1)            22-8

Oak Glen (1-0)            Edison Local, OH (0-1)             17-14

Petersburg (0-0)             BYE WEEK

IdleMidland Trail - A (0-1)            Independence(1-0)             8-49

Westside (1-0)            Liberty - Raleigh (0-1)             40-28

Grafton (1-0)            Philip Barbour (0-1)             47-19

Summers County (0-1)            Pikeview (1-0)            41-42 (OT)

Nitro - AAA (1-0)            Poca (0-1)             28-12

Mount View (0-1)            River View (1-0)            14-53

Clay County (0-1)            Roane County (1-0)             14-24

Herbert Hoover (0-1)            Scott (1-0)            27-28

Catholic Cent., OH (0-1)            Weir (1-0)            20-33


►   Class A Results: 

 

Notre Dame (0-1)            #1 Wheeling Central (1-0)                  21-54

Ritchie County - AA (0-1)            #2 St. Marys (1-0)             0-47

Nicholas County - AA (0-1)            #3 Greenbrier West (1-0)            14-20

#4 Williamstown (1-0)            Tyler Consolidated (0-1)            30-7

#5 Bishop Donahue (1-0)            Cameron (0-1)            42-18

Beallsville, OH (0-1)           #6 Madonna (1-0)             13-47

#7 Moorefield (0-1)            #7 Frankfort - AA (1-0)            12-34

#8 Magnolia (0-0)        BYE WEEK

#9 Wahama (0-1)            Ravenswood - AA (1-0)            6-27

#10 Man (1-0)            Logan - AAA (0-1)             32(OT)-26

Parkersburg Catholic (0-1)            Buffalo (1-0)             12-13

Paden City (0-1)            Clay-Battelle (1-0)             14-54

Calhoun County (1-0)            Gilmer County (0-1)            41-30

Eastern, OH (1-0)            Hannan (0-1)             39-14

Fayetteville (0-0)             BYE WEEK

East Hardy (1-0)            Page County, VA (0-1)             38-14

Tygarts Valley (0-1)            Pendleton County (1-0)             8-46

Webster County - AA (1-0)            Richwood (0-1)             33-32

Tug Valley (1-0)            Sherman (0-1)             20-14

Doddridge County (1-0)            South Harrison (0-1)            27-23

Pocahontas County (1-0)            Tucker County (0-1)            13-6

Wirt County (0-1)            Valley - Fayette (1-0)            15-30

Bridgeport, OH (0-1)            Valley - Wetzel (1-0)             14-30

Meadow Bridge (1-0)            Van (0-1)            50-8

 



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►   49ERS’ MCDONALD ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:  San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday morning on felony charges of domestic violence.

McDonald was booked in Santa Clara County jail at 5:30 a.m. PT for “inflicting injury on a spouse or cohabitant,“ according to the Santa Clara Department of Corrections. The eighth-year veteran was later released from custody after posting bail.

The Sacramento Bee reported that McDonald was involved in an altercation with his pregnant fiancee while having a birthday party at his home. According to the paper, the woman showed police bruising on her neck and arms when the officers arrived and McDonald was subsequently arrested.

This news comes days after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell instituted harsher penalties for players and league personnel over domestic violence offenses, a response to criticism over the two-game suspension he handed Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for an altercation with his now-wife in a New Jersey casino back in February.

The revamped policy calls for a six-week suspension for a first offense while a second offense will result in a lifetime ban. McDonald could face a more severe first-time punishment, however, because the alleged victim is pregnant.

McDonald, who turns 30 on Tuesday, has started 45 games for San Francisco over the last three seasons.


►   TEXANS ACQUIRE QB MALLETT FROM PATRIOTS:  The Houston Texans acquired quarterback Ryan Mallett from the New England Patriots in exchange for a conditional 2016 seventh-round draft pick on Sunday, according to multiple media outlets.

Mallett, who was drafted in the third round out of Arkansas in 2011, has spent each of his three seasons as a backup to Tom Brady. He has seen action in just four games, completing just one pass for 17 yards with an interception.

The 26-year-old will join offseason signing Ryan Fitzpatrick and fourth-round pick Tom Savage as Houston’s quarterbacks.

Houston waived quarterback Case Keenum after a disappointing offseason to make room for Mallett on the 53-man roster.

Keenum started eight games last season, completing 54.2 percent of his passes for 1,760 yards with nine passing touchdowns, one rushing score and six interceptions.

New England had depth at quarterback to deal Mallett because of a solid preseason campaign from Jimmy Garoppolo. The rookie out of Eastern Illinois connected on 46-of-79 passes for 618 yards with five touchdowns and one interception for the Patriots.


►   TEXANS ACQUIRE QB MALLETT FROM PATRIOTS:  The Houston Texans acquired quarterback Ryan Mallett from the New England Patriots in exchange for an undisclosed future draft choice on Sunday.

According to NFL.com, the Patriots will receive a conditional seventh-round pick in 2016 for Mallett, who reunites with current Texans head coach and former New England offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien.

Mallett, who was drafted by New England in the third round in 2011, has spent each of his three seasons as a backup to Tom Brady. He has seen action in just four games, completing only one pass for 17 yards with an interception.

The 26-year-old will join offseason signing Ryan Fitzpatrick and fourth-round pick Tom Savage as Houston’s quarterbacks, as the Texans reportedly waived Case Keenum after a disappointing offseason to make room for Mallett on the 53-man roster.

Keenum started eight games for Houston last season, completing 54.2 percent of his passes for 1,760 yards with nine passing touchdowns, one rushing score and six interceptions.

New England had depth at quarterback to deal Mallett because of a solid preseason campaign from Jimmy Garoppolo. The rookie out of Eastern Illinois connected on 46-of-79 passes for 618 yards with five touchdowns and one interception for the Patriots.


►   BROWNS CUT LOOSE QB GROSSMAN:  Veteran quarterback Rex Grossman was one of four players waived or released by the Cleveland Browns after the team made a series of roster moves on Sunday.

The Browns were awarded four players on waivers following Saturday’s final cuts, with the club adding wide receiver LaRon Byrd, offensive linemen Caylin Hauptmann and Ryan Seymour and running back Glenn Winston.

Along with releasing Grossman, the starting quarterback on the Chicago Bears’ 2006 NFC champion squad, the Browns waived offensive linemen Karim Barton and Martin Wallace and wide receiver Charles Johnson.

Grossman had signed with the Browns on Aug. 12 and initially made the 53-man roster as the No. 3 signal-caller behind Brian Hoyer and rookie Johnny Manziel. The 34-year-old attempted just eight passes during the preseason, completing four of them for 80 yards.

Byrd was claimed from Dallas and Hauptmann was waived by Seattle on Saturday. Seymour and Winston both spent the preseason with the San Francisco 49ers.

Hauptmann spent the first two weeks of last season on Cleveland’s practice squad before signing with the Seahawks, though he did not appear in a game as a rookie in 2013.

 



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►   AMERICAN LEAGUE SCORES: 

Final Score: Toronto 4, New York 3

Munenori Kawasaki’s tie-breaking RBI single in the seventh inning capped a Toronto rally that carried the Blue Jays to a 4-3 decision over the New York Yankees at Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays trailed 3-0 after 5 1/2 innings before drawing even via three solo home runs off New York starter Brandon McCarthy. Melky Cabrera and Jose Bautista went back-to-back in the bottom of the sixth, with Edwin Encarnacion belting the game-tying shot in the seventh. Dioner Navarro followed Encarnacion’s blast by drawing a walk against McCarthy and was replaced by pinch-runner Steven Tolleson, who later stole second and scored on Kawasaki’s clutch two-out hit off Dellin Betances. The comeback made a winner out of J.A. Happ and gave the Blue Jays consecutive victories for the first time since August 9-10. Toronto took the final two tests of this key three-game set. Happ (9-8) permitted three runs on nine hits and fanned six over seven innings, while Casey Janssen stranded the tying run at third in the ninth to record his 20th save. McCarthy (5-4) was charged with all four Toronto runs despite yielding just five hits in six-plus innings of work. Brett Gardner finished a single shy of the cycle for New York, going 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored.


Final Score: Baltimore 12, Minnesota 8

J.J. Hardy’s grand slam highlighted a seven-run sixth inning that helped the Baltimore Orioles roll to a 12-8 win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. Ryan Flaherty and Nelson Cruz also homered in the rout, with Cruz belting his MLB-leading 35th of the season. Caleb Joseph went 4-for-5 and Nick Markakis and David Lough had three hits apiece. Wei-Yin Chen (14-4) was the benefactor of the power surge, earning the win despite allowing four runs on eight hits in 6 2/3 innings. Trevor Plouffe and Danny Santana each hit two-run homers for the slumping Twins, who have dropped seven of their last eight games, including all three so far in this four-game series. Brian Dozier and Chris Parmelee each had three hits in the setback. Twins starter Ricky Nolasco (5-10) was lit up for eight runs on 12 hits over five-plus innings.


Final Score: Boston 3, Tampa Bay 0

Clay Buchholz tossed nine shutout innings to help the Boston Red Sox dispatch the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-0, in the third of a four-game set on Sunday. Buchholz (6-8) surrendered just three hits with six strikeouts and no walks to break a string of three straight losing decisions for his first win since July 18 against Kansas City. Mookie Betts had two hits, an RBI and a run scored, while Christian Vazquez and David Ortiz each drove in a run for the Red Sox, who bounced back from having just one hit in Saturday’s 7-0 loss to the Rays. Kevin Kiermaier, Matt Joyce, and Jose Molina each had a hit for Tampa Bay, which has dropped three of its last four games. Alex Cobb (9-7), who entered the game 7-0 in his last 11 starts, lost his first game since June 23 against Pittsburgh. The right-hander gave up two runs—one earned—on seven hits and a walk with six strikeouts over 6 1/3 frames.


Final Score: Chicago 6, Detroit 2

Jose Quintana tossed seven strong innings and received plenty of early offensive support in the Chicago White Sox’ 6-2 triumph over the Detroit Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field. Quintana (7-10) held the Tigers to a pair of runs on six hits and a walk, with his White Sox teammates putting up five runs in the first two innings to help the lefty record just his second win since late June. Chicago pounded out 12 hits despite trading away its second regular in as many days prior to the game, sending slugger Adam Dunn to Oakland in exchange for a minor league pitcher. The White Sox shipped outfielder Alejandro De Aza to Baltimore on Saturday. Avisail Garcia led Chicago at the plate by going 2-for-4 with two RBI, while Adam Eaton and Carlos Sanchez had two hits and two runs scored to help the White Sox earn a split of this four-game set. Detroit’s Rick Porcello (15-9) failed in his attempt to become the American League’s first 16-game winner this season after being tagged for six runs and 11 hits over 6 2/3 innings. Three of those runs were unearned, however, due to four errors the Tigers committed on the day.


Final Score: Houston 3, Texas 2

Jose Altuve’s single in the eighth capped a two-run rally that gave the Houston Astros a 3-2 win over the Texas Rangers in the finale of a four-game set. With one out in the eighth and Houston trailing by a run, Matt Dominguez drove a homer out to left off Neal Cotts (2-8) to tie the game. Cotts then hit Jake Marisnick, who stole second, before getting Gregorio Petit to ground out. Neftali Feliz came on to relieve Cotts, walked Robbie Grossman to put runners at the corners in front of Altuve. The MLB- batting leader laced the first pitch he saw into center that scored Marisnick. Chris Carter followed with a base hit up the middle, but Leonys Martin fired a strike to the plate to get Grossman at home for the final out of the inning. Jose Veras (3-0) got the win for a scoreless eighth and Chad Qualls tossed a 1-2-3 ninth to convert his 16th save of the season.


Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 8, Oakland 1

Matt Shoemaker extended an outstanding run of pitching for the red-hot Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who further distanced themselves from the fading Oakland Athletics with an 8-1 rout that completed a four-game series sweep. Shoemaker (14-4) followed up Jered Weaver’s seven-inning gem on Friday and a three-hit shutout from eight Anaheim hurlers on Saturday by firing seven scoreless frames. The 28- year-old rookie yielded just five hits and fanned seven to win his fifth consecutive start. Mike Trout and Chris Iannetta provided the offense in the Angels’ sixth straight victory, which increased their lead over Oakland to five games in the American League West. Trout went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI, with Iannetta collecting three hits that included a solo home run. The Angels are now 15-4 since Aug. 12, while the A’s have gone 6-14 since Aug. 10 and have dropped four in a row. They managed only a single run over the last three tests of this set. Oakland didn’t get much on the mound from Scott Kazmir (14-7) either, as the lefty lasted only 1 1/3 innings and was rocked for six runs while walking four.


Final Score: Seattle 5, Washington 3

Dustin Ackley smacked a three-run homer and drove in four as the Seattle Mariners topped the Washington Nationals, 5-3, to salvage a three-game set. Hisashi Iwakuma (13-6) allowed three runs on five hits with six strikeouts over six innings for Seattle, which snapped a three-game slide. Austin Jackson went 3-for-4 with a run scored in the triumph. Fernando Rodney tossed a scoreless ninth to notch his 39th save of the year. Bryce Harper cracked two solo shots, with Nate Schierholtz also going deep for the Nationals, who have dropped four of their last six games. Tanner Roark (12-9) surrendered four runs on 11 hits over 6 1/3 frames to garner the loss. The Nationals led 3-1 before the Mariners went ahead following a three-run fifth.


Final Score: Cleveland 4, Kansas City 2 (suspended)

The Cleveland Indians scored two runs in the top of the 10th to take a 4-2 lead over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday night. But bad weather prevented the Royals from batting in the bottom half of the inning. The game was suspended following a rain delay. The teams will resume the contest on Sept. 22 in Cleveland before the start of a three-game series between the AL Central rivals. The Royals entered the game with a half-game lead over the Tigers for first place in the AL Central. Detroit lost to the White Sox earlier Sunday. Cleveland trails Kansas City by 3 1/2 games.

 



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►   Kahne wins at Atlanta, Stewart crashes and finishes 41st :  Kasey Kahne clinched a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship by winning Sunday night’s Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, while Tony Stewart wrecked at the halfway point and finished 41st in his return to racing.

In a long race that featured two green-white-checkered finish attempts, Kahne passed Matt Kenseth for the lead just before they crossed the line to complete the penultimate lap. He held off Kenseth at the finish by 0.6 seconds for his first win of the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season.

Kahne first took the lead on lap 303 when he moved ahead of Denny Hamlin after a restart. Kahne had built a sizeable lead and appeared to be on his way to an easy victory, but Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. collided between turns 1 and 2 in the closing laps, with Truex hitting the wall. It forced the ninth caution and set up the first two-lap overtime finish attempt.

During that caution, Kenseth and Paul Menard came out of the pits 1-2 after both drivers changed only two tires. Hamlin, Kevin Harvick and Kahne exited 3-5, respectively, following their four-tire changes.

After the restart, Harvick got sandwiched between Menard and Joey Logano, which caused Harvick to hit the wall and forced the final caution. Harvick, the pole sitter, had dominated most of this race by leading 195 of 335 laps.

Kenseth led the way for the final restart with two laps to go, but as Kahne was passing him for the position while coming out of turn 4, Kenseth wiggled a bit.

Kahne scored his 17th career victory in NASCAR’s premier series but his first since August 2013 at Pocono (39 races ago). It was also Kahne’s third Cup win at Atlanta. His other victories here occurred in 2006 and ‘09.

“We were all over the place during the race, but the guys [No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet team] stayed with me and worked hard,“ Kahne said. “On that last restart, I didn’t know what would happen because I had great restarts all night and I’ve struggle with restarts a lot. That’s big because that is one of the things you have to be good at, and it worked really well tonight.“

All four drivers from Hendrick Motorsports are now in the 10-race championship Chase, which begins in two weeks at Chicagoland. Kahne’s teammates—Jeff Gordon, the current points leader, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson—have three wins each this season.

The series will conclude its regular season next Saturday night at Richmond.

“We are locked in [the Chase], but I hate that it comes down to this - Atlanta or Richmond - just about every year for me,“ Kahne said. “Sometimes we are in, and sometimes we are out. I’m thankful that I have been in the Chase all three years now with HMS.“

Kenseth has yet to win a race this season, but his second-place run at Atlanta did secure him a spot in the Chase due to his third-place ranking in points. He led the series with seven victories in 2013, his first season driving the No. 20 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing.

“I’d like to consistently have wins. That’s what I’d like to have,“ Kenseth said. “The team has really been performing at a high level all year. I know when you look at the record books we have some crashes and some bad finishes and we don’t have a win yet, but I feel like our pit stops have been more consistent and faster than they were last year.“

Hamlin, who is Kenseth’s teammate at JGR, finished third, followed by Johnson and Carl Edwards.

Danica Patrick’s sixth-place run marked her career-best finish in Sprint Cup. Patrick started 27th. She had finished seventh at Kansas in May and then eighth at Daytona in July.

“It was a long night,“ Patrick said. “That race felt like it was 700 miles long. Sometimes when you are running well they feel like that because you are hoping it stays there, keeps going well, and you keep improving and don’t lose it. There were definitely a couple of times late in the race when we fell back. In the middle of the race, the car was very good. We took a little step back, and then it came back in the end.“

Stewart, who is Harvick and Patrick’s teammate as well as their team co-owner, made his first start since his involvement in a fatal accident during an Aug. 9 sprint car race at a dirt track in Upstate New York. Stewart struck and killed driver Kevin Ward Jr.

Stewart started 12th and quickly made his way into the top-six, but after a restart on lap 122, he made contact with the wall while battling Kyle Busch for position. He managed to continue in the race.

However, Stewart’s night at this fast 1.54-mile track came to a premature end on lap 172 when he blew his right-front tire and crashed into the wall. He was running outside the top-20 at the time.

“Sorry guys, you deserve better than this,“ Stewart said over his team radio while driving his damaged No. 14 Chevrolet to the garage area.

Stewart declined to comment on his incident.

“We got off to a good start, and the car had speed all weekend long,“ Stewart’s crew chief, Chad Johnston, said. “We went into today with some pretty good hopes of finishing well and possibly coming out of here with a win. But it just didn’t work out in our favor.

“We got into a little bit of trouble with the 18 [Busch] and hit the outside wall. It knocked the tow out of [the car]. There was a lot of heavy right-side damage. And we were trying to fix that and then salvage what we could out of the day. Then we blew a right-front [tire] there. It’s really good to have Tony back.“

Regan Smith (Watkins Glen) and Jeff Burton (Michigan and Bristol) substituted for Stewart in the No. 14 Chevrolet while Stewart had been in seclusion for the previous three weeks.

Harvick ended up finishing 19th one day after he won the Nationwide Series race at Atlanta. He led 159 of 195 laps in that event.

“We all probably could have given each other more room,“ Harvick said of his accident with Menard and Logano. “I knew the No. 27 [Menard] was going to get a bad restart, and I tried to time it to where I could get on the outside of him. I got on the outside of him, and he just kept coming up, and I wasn’t going to let off the gas. I knew the No. 22 [Logano] was up there. The No. 27 kept coming up and just came up until we all wrecked.“

Ryan Newman placed seventh, followed by rookie Kyle Larson, Aric Almirola and Greg Biffle, who maintained the 16th and final spot on the provisional NASCAR Chase grid.

Clint Bowyer entered this 500-mile race 15th on the Chase grid, but Bowyer suffered a broken shifter early in the event and had to spend 20 laps in the garage for repairs before he returned. He finished 38th and fell 23 points behind Biffle for the last spot in the playoff field. Larson is only one point in back of Bowyer.

Logano, who claimed his third win of the season last weekend at Bristol, finished 14th, while his Team Penske teammate, Brad Keselowski, placed 39th after he wrecked on lap 297. Keselowski hit Josh Wise from behind and then made contact with the wall.

Ty Dillon, the 22-year-old grandson of NASCAR multi-team owner Richard Childress, finished 25th in his first career Sprint Cup start. Dillon’s elder brother, Austin, a rookie in the series this season, placed one spot ahead in 24th.



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►   HENLEY TAKES 1-SHOT LEAD AT TPC BOSTON:  Russell Henley fired a 6-under 65 on Sunday and took a 1-stroke lead after 54 holes of the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Henley ended three rounds at 12-under-par 201. The 25-year-old will go for his third PGA Tour title on Monday at TPC Boston.

Billy Horschel posted 4-under 67 to move into second place at minus-11. Rory McIlroy, the 2012 winner, and Chris Kirk played together on Sunday and both fired 7-under 64s to jump into a share of third place at 10-under-par 203. They were joined there by second-round co-leader Jason Day (69).

Webb Simpson, the 2011 champion, moved into sixth place at minus-9 thanks to a third-round 68.

Ryan Palmer, who shared the second-round lead with Day, posted his second straight 71 on Sunday. He fell into a tie for seventh at 8-under 205. Palmer was joined there by Kevin Streelman (65), Seung-Yul Noh (68) and Keegan Bradley (69).


►   JOHNSON HANGS ON TO WIN IN SCOTLAND:  Trish Johnson carded a final- round, 1-over 73 on Sunday, but it was good enough to give her a 2-shot victory at the Ladies Scottish Open.

Despite her second straight round in the 70s, Johnson finished the week at 7- under 209 to claim the title at the Archerfield Links.

The win is Johnson’s first on tour and it is her third top-10 finish of the season. Her best finish of the year was a tie for eighth at the Lalla Meryem Cup.

Johnson started off strong in her final round with back-to-back birdies on two and three. She did not make a birdie the rest of the way, however, and she tripped to a double-bogey on the par-4 seventh.

After making the turn with six straight pars from the eighth, Johnson dropped another shot with a bogey at 14, putting her at 1-over for the day. Johnson stayed strong and finished off her tournament with four straight pars to end at 7-under for the week.

Gwladys Nocera ended in sole possession of second place at 5-under 211 following her final-round 69.

Rebecca Artis (66), Stephanie Na (67) and Sally Watson (70) finished three shots back at 4-under, while Anne-Lise Caudal shot a 71 and she was the only other player to finish under par at minus-2.



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►   USA TESTED BY TURKEY IN WORLD CUP PRELIM: 

Kenneth Faried scored 22 points on 11- of-14 shooting and the United States pulled away down the stretch for a 98-77 win over Turkey on Day 2 of the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

The heavily favored Americans owned just a 66-60 lead after three quarters before dominating the fourth to move to 2-0 in Group C.

Faried added eight rebounds, while Anthony Davis put up 19 points while going 8-of-11 from the field for the U.S. James Harden chipped in 14 points and seven assists to the victory, while Kyrie Irving finished with 13 points.

An undermanned but game Turkey squad had given the Americans all they could handle for much of the contest, which was all square at 59-59 following Kerem Tunceri’s 3-pointer with 3:12 remaining in the third quarter.

Faried scored on a putback just under a minute later, however, and Stephen Curry followed with a trey to help start a 17-1 run that finally gave the Americans some breathing room.

Faried netted six points during the surge, which also included 3-pointers from Klay Thompson and Irving and was capped by two Harden free throws that put the U.S. up 76-60 with 7:52 left to play.

Turkey, which edged New Zealand in its opener on Saturday, never got the margin under 13 points the rest of the way.

Cenk Akyol paced the Turks with 12 points, with Sinan Guler, Oguz Savas and Emir Preldzic each scoring nine in the loss.

The U.S. will have an off day on Monday before continuing preliminary play against New Zealand.


►   FIBA WORLD CUP UPDATE - AUGUST 31: 

Group C: Final - Dominican Republic 76, New Zealand 63

Group B: Final - Croatia 90, Argentina 85

Group D: Final - Australia 89, Korea 55

Group A: Final - France 74, Serbia 73

Group C: Final - Finland 81, Ukraine 76

Group B: Final - Senegal 82, Puerto Rico 75

Group D: Final - Slovenia 89, Mexico 68

Group A: Final - Brazil 70, Iran 50

Group B: Final - Greece 82, Philippines 70

Group D: Final - Lithuania 75, Angola 62

Group C: Final - United States 98, Turkey 77

Group A: Final - Spain 91, Egypt 54



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►   THE TOUGH WORLD OF AN NFL PLACE-KICKER:  The glamorous life of an NFL player is often glorified by the media and among fans. Who wouldn’t want to be Tom Brady with a supermodel wife and three Super Bowl rings?

But that’s just the tip of the sword.

At the other end of the spectrum is the player hanging on to the 53rd spot on a 53-man roster making the league minimum.

Somewhere in between the two extremes, though a lot closer to the bottom than the top, lies a place-kicker.

The Patriots’ Stephen Gostkowski and Ravens kicker Justin Tucker weren’t concerned on Saturday’s “cutdown” day. They have a nice contract in hand and little-to-no competition.

But even for the elite kicker, their job security is only as good as their most recent kicks.

This past week was pretty hard on place-kickers. Jay Feely, Shayne Graham, Ryan Succop and Alex Henery felt the sharp edge of the sword. Each had a starting gig in the NFL last season and were likely owned by fantasy owners.

They are all currently looking for employment.

And I know that in at least one of my fantasy leagues (I have five), I’m now in need of kicking help because I had drafted Graham thinking the New Orleans offense appeared to be very explosive this season.

I still like the Saints offense, but thanks to coach Sean Payton’s unusual roster strategy, I don’t know who to select as Graham’s replacement. The coach not only let Graham go, but Graham’s only competition in practice and the preseason - Derek Dimke.

Payton might return to a well-known product, former Saints kicker Garrett Hartley comes to mind, or he could pick up one of the just-released kickers. Only time will tell, though Payton only has eight days until the season begins, so I hope he decides soon.

That’s the life of an NFL kicker. And that’s why fantasy owners should never place a high value on the position. Because’s today’s star may be in tomorrow’s unemployment line.

It should also be a warning to all the fathers out there. Please dad, remember how easily a team is willing to jettison their kicker and when your son (or daughter) comes to you for lessons on how to become a kicker, teach him how to throw the football instead.

Or if he wants a really long NFL career, teach him to be a center, or better yet, a long snapper on special teams. Those guys play forever.


►   RYAN MALLETT NOT THE RIGHT FLIER:  It finally happened. Ryan Mallett is a Houston Texan.

New England traded the former third-round pick in 2011 to the Lone Star State for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2016. With veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick currently holding the starting job under center for Houston, it is conceivable to see Mallett starting by Week 4.

Talk about steal of the century, right? Potential starting quarterback for a seventh-round pick. Better yet, a quarterback who learned under Tom Brady and is once again paired with his first offensive coordinator in the NFL, now Texan head coach (quarterback guru) Bill O’Brien.

Sounds like a match made in heaven. On paper, it sounds like the perfect fantasy flier pick.

But before owners jump to their computers to pick up Mallett, take notice that there is probably a reason the Patriots traded him. It wasn’t to get value because Houston gave New England virtually nothing. It wasn’t to make cap space: Mallett makes less than $800,000.

This looks like a classic Bill Belichick move, admitting to a mistake and immediately cutting his losses rather than being too stubborn to admit a wrong.

He did it with Chad Johnson, who was a fantasy nightmare with New England in 2011. He caught 15 passes for 276 yards and one touchdown that year. After one reception in the Super Bowl, the Patriots released him that summer.

Belichick did the same with Tim Tebow, who never even made it to the regular season with New England. And although it had no impact on fantasy, Albert Haynesworth was another flier Bill Belichick took that just flat out did not work. He made two tackles in six games, lasting just four months with the team.

Mallett falls in the same category. Someone the Patriots valued highly three years ago, yet this weekend, they could not wait to get him off their hands. Sure, Jimmy Garoppolo helped push Mallett out of town, but with so many other needs and a chance to make one more Super Bowl run with Brady, it is doubtful Belichick would have picked Brady’s eventual replacement if he felt a future NFL starting quarterback was already on his bench.

It is always a good idea to take a flier late in a draft, especially in deep leagues, leagues with lots of bench positions or dynasty leagues. Belichick certainly takes his fair share of fliers and lots of them work out. Mallett, however, is not the flier owners want.

O’Brien really had no choice but to take Mallett as his flier. With very few quarterbacks available even after final cuts, he can either go with Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum and Tom Savage or roll the dice and trade for Mallett.

Fantasy owners have a choice. No need to roll the dice on Mallett.

 

The Gilmer Free Press


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 01, 2014


Major League Baseball - National League
Philadelphia at Atlanta, 1:10 PM - CSN-Philadelphia, SportSouth, ESPN, DSS
NY Mets at Miami, 1:10 PM - SNY, FS-Florida, DSS
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 2:15 PM - ROOT-Pittsburgh, FS-Midwest, DSS
Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 PM - FS-Wisconsin, WGN (America), DSS
San Francisco at Colorado, 4:10 PM - CSN-Bay, ROOT-Rocky Mountain, DSS
Arizona at San Diego, 4:10 PM - FS-Arizona, San Diego, DSS
Washington at Los Angeles, 8:10 PM - MASN, SportsNet LA, DSS


American League
Boston at Tampa Bay, 1:10 PM - NESN, SunSports, DSS
Minnesota at Baltimore, 1:35 PM - FS-North, MASN, DSS
Detroit at Cleveland, 4:05 PM - FS-Detroit, SportsTime Ohio, DSS, ESPN
Seattle at Oakland, 4:05 PM - ROOT-Northwest, CSN-California, DSS
Texas at Kansas City, 8:10 PM - FS-Southwest, Kansas City, DSS


WNBA - Playoffs
Indiana at Chicago, 4:00 PM - NBA TV


Canadian Football League
Toronto at Hamilton, 1:00 PM - TSN, ESPN3.com
Edmonton at Calgary, 4:30 PM - TSN, ESPN3.com


College Football
Miami-Florida at Louisville, 8:00 PM - ESPN


Golf
PGA - Deutsche Bank Championship, 11:30 AM - Golf Channel
PGA - Deutsche Bank Championship, 1:30 PM - NBC


Tennis
U.S. Open, 11:00 AM - CBS
U.S. Open, 7:00 PM - ESPN 2

Scott Dale Roberts

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Scott Dale Roberts

Son of Nicholas Tyler Roberts and Melissa Irene Smith of Gandeeville, West Virginia, was stillborn August 21, 2014, in the CAMC – Women and Children’s Hospital, Charleston.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his maternal grandparents, Grace Smith and Don Stevens of MacFarlan, WV; maternal great grandparents, Judy and Martin Carpenter of Harrisville, WV; paternal great grandparents, Rita and Robert Kennedy of Spencer, WV.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Coreen Kennedy and Richard Roberts.

A funeral service was held at 1:00 PM Monday, August 25 in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Justin S. Simmons officiating.

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Ritchie County - 08.26.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Matthew Quinn Helmick
Height: 5   9"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.22.1980
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.23.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $0.00 DOMESTIC BATTERY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Desmond Huff
Height: 6   2"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.19.1992
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.22.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $0.00 POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Corey Bruce Hammer
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 230 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.20.1996
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.22.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $0.00 BATTERY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Robert Eugene Urban
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.13.1977
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.20.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $0.00 AGGRAVATED DUI
FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF VEHICLE

FUNDING FOR EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAMS STATEWIDE

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Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller, along with Representative Nick Rahall, announced $526,266 in funding to help individuals and families in West Virginia with non-disaster related emergencies.

The funding is provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) and will be used to expand ongoing efforts to provide shelter, food and supportive services for West Virginians in need.

“As West Virginians, we understand the importance of making sure our neighbors in need have a place to turn to for support,” Senator Manchin said. “This critical funding offers hope and assistance to West Virginians with the ultimate goal of helping individuals rise above challenging circumstances and get back on their feet.”

“This funding award is critical to organizations in southern West Virginia that focus everyday on making sure no one in their communities goes to bed hungry or without a roof over their head,“ Rockefeller said. “Their presence also goes a long way toward helping lift West Virginians out of poverty and putting them on a path to a brighter future.“

“West Virginians know well what it means to ‘help thy neighbor,’ especially those in our communities who are struggling with family emergencies,“ said Rahall. “Federal funds like these are an important lifeline to help needy families with children get through some very difficult times.”

Member agencies of the EFSP National Board include: American Red Cross; Catholic Charities USA; The Jewish Federations of North America; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Salvation Army; United Way Worldwide; and FEMA.


  Barbour County— $5,327   
  Berkeley County— $8,781  
  Boone County— $9,650  
  Braxton County— $5,652  
  Brooke County— $3,106  
  Calhoun County— $3,224  
  Clay County—  $4,563   
  Doddridge County— $2,800   
  Fayette County— $15,627  
  Gilmer County— $2,800  
  Grant County— $5,673  
  Greenbrier County— $12,267  
  Hampshire County— $7,368  
  Hancock County— $13,146  
  Hardy County— $2,800  
  Harrison County— $19,991  
  Huntington/Cabell/Wayne Counties—  $43,196  
  Jackson County— $9,839  
  Jefferson County— $4,508  
  Kanawha County— $59,555  
  Lewis County— $5,296  
  Lincoln County— $7,756  
  Logan County— $13,198  
  Marion County— $17,584  
  Marshall County— $12,351  
  Mason County— $10,990  
  McDowell County— $7,986  
  Mercer County— $18,159  
  Mingo County— $9,807  
  Monongalia County— $25,329  
  Monroe County— $2,800  
  Morgan County— $2,800    
  Nicholas County— $10,446  
  Ohio County— $14,664  
  Pocahontas County— $3,569  
  Preston County— $4,427  
  Putnam County— $5,674  
  Raleigh County— $25,444  
  Randolph County— $10,278  
  Ritchie County— $3,255  
  Roane County— $6,102    
  State Set-Aside Committee, WV— $204  
  Summers County— $4,197  
  Taylor County— $5,108  
  Tyler County— $3,423  
  Upshur County— $7,662  
  Webster County— $4,082  
  Wetzel County— $7,138  
  Wood County— $28,490  
  Wyoming County— $8,174    

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Fay Irene Forrester

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Fay Irene Forrester

Age 63, of County Rd. 1, Adena, OH, died Wednesday, August 06, 2014, at Wheeling Medical Park.

She was born May 28, 1951, in Doddridge County, WV, daughter of the late Weslely and Shirley Allen Shultz.

She was a Methodist by faith and enjoyed going to the Outerbanks in North Carolina.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard K. “Soupbean” Forrester Sr.; and son, James D. Forrester.

Surviving are two sons, Richard Forrester of Adena, and Kevin W. (Peggy) Forrester of Wintersville, OH; a daughter, Nolana Miser of Illinois; two brothers, James (Tammy) Shultz of West Union, WV and Jerry Shultz of Beckley, WV, sisters, Barbara (Danny) Cantrell of Broadway, WV, Theresa (Clyde) Sponagle of West Union, WV, Darlene (Mike) Samples of Charleston, WV, Sharon (Stanley) Forrester of North Carolina; and three grandchildren.

Friends were received to pay tribute to Faye and celebrate her life Monday 4-8 PM at the Borkoski Funeral Home, Adena, where services were conducted Tuesday at 11 AM with Pastor Bob Carson officiating.

Burial in Olive Branch Cemetery, Harrisville, OH.

Mary Catherine “Kate” Goff

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Mary Catherine “Kate” Goff

Age 87, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August, 20, 2014, at her Auburn, WV residence, in the same room that she was born.

Born on May 02, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Alvin “Fields” and Pearl (Hoff) Tharp, Sr.

She was the bride of the late Earl Goff and they had celebrated 54 years of marriage at the time of his death in 2001.


Mary was a Christian by faith.

She was a life-long wife, mother, and homemaker for her loving family. Her children and grandchildren were the joy of her life.  She hosted the weekly Sunday family lunch, annual Goff reunion, and amazing holiday events in her home as long as she was able.  She was active in the SouthFork Grange at Berea, 4-H sewing leader, and was the Folk Festival Ritchie County Belle in 2002.  She loved traveling with the Senior Citizens and was the caregiver of many elderly family members.  Mary was a proud graduate of Harrisville High School with the class of 1936.

She was a 50+ year member of the Auburn Baptist Church. 


She is survived by her seven children, Diana Riddle of Clarksburg, WV; Anita Bonnett (Eddie) of Shelbyville, KY; Gene Goff (Jill) of Auburn, WV; Dwight Goff (April) of Elizabeth, WV; Pam Crouch (David) of Auburn, WV; Allen Goff (Teresa) of Sardis Community in Harrison County; Jeff Goff (Sheri) of Glenville, WV; 23 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren; sister, Ruth Ann Smith of Uniontown, PA; brother, Junior Tharp of Massillon, OH; sister in law, Willa Mae Brown of Huntington, WV, along with several nieces and nephews.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Stephen and son in law, Charles Riddle.


Funeral services will be 11 AM Monday, August 25, 2014, at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV with her son, Pastor Dwight Goff officiating.

Burial will follow in the HazelGreen Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 PM on Sunday, August 24, 2014 and from 10-11 AM on Monday, at the funeral home. 

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Ritchie County - 08.19.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Corey Bruce Hammer
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 230 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.20.1996
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.15.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $0.00 BATTERY

Patricia Kay Morrison

The Gilmer Free Press

Patricia Kay Morrison

Age 57, of Parkersburg, formerly of Ellenboro, WV, passed away on August 13, 2014, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born October 30, 1956, in Parkersburg, WV a daughter of Genevieve Carder Owens of Pennsboro, WV, and the late James Grant Owens.

Patty was a homemaker, wonderful mother and grandmother. She was formerly employed for the IGA in Harrisville as Deli Manager, and enjoyed doing crafts and cooking.

She was active in the Fresh Start Ministries in West Union, and was a member of The Cross Church in Parkersburg, where she enjoyed working side-by-side with her husband in ministry.

She is survived by her mother; her husband, Pastor Roger Morrison; one daughter, Melissa Luther (James) of Parkersburg; one sister, Katy Owens of Pennsboro; two brothers, David Owens of West Union, and Harry Owens of Harrisville; five grandchildren, Austin, Brianna and Colten Luther and Garrett and Paxton Long; three nephews, James and Michael Shepler and Tristian Wright; one niece, Tracy Taylor; and the family dog, Chloe. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one brother, Randall Owens; one sister, Joyce Shepler; and her mother-in-law, Regina Morrison.

Memorial services will be held 4 PM on Sunday, August 17, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pike St., South Parkersburg, with Pastor Rob Clegg officiating.

Visitation will be from 1-4 PM on Sunday, August 17, at the funeral home.

The family requests donations to be made to The Fresh Start Ministries, 301 Pickerington St., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

High School Football 2014: Area High Schools’ Schedule

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 2014
GILMER COUNTY BRAXTON COUNTY
08.29.14    07:30 PM
H
CALHOUN COUNTY
  08.29.14    07:30 PM
H
LINCOLN
 
09.05.14    07:30 PM
A
SOUTH HARRISON
  09.05.14    07:30 PM
H
CLAY COUNTY
 
09.12.14    07:30 PM
H
WIRT COUNTY
  09.12.14    07:30 PM
A
PHILIP BARBOUR
 
09.19.14    07:30 PM
H
SHERMAN
  09.19.14    07:30 PM
A
RITCHIE COUNTY
 
09.26.14    07:30 PM
A
BUFFALO
  09.26.14    07:30 PM
H
ROANE COUNTY
 
10.03.14    07:30 PM
A
TYGARTS VALLEY
  10.03.14    07:30 PM
A
LIBERTY (HARRISON)
 
10.10.14    07:30 PM
A
DODDRIDGE COUNTY
  10.11.14    07:30 PM
A
RAVENSWOOD
 
10.17.14    07:30 PM
H
BYE WEEK
  10.17.14    07:00 PM
H
FAIRMONT SENIOR
 
10.24.14    07:30 PM
A
NOTRE DAME
  10.24.14    07:30 PM
H
WEBSTER COUNTY
 
10.31.14    07:30 PM
H
PARKERSBURG CATHOLIC
  11.07.14    07:30 PM
A
SISSONVILLE
 
11.07.14    07:30 PM
H
VALLEY (FAYETTE)
 
CALHOUN COUNTY   DODDRIDGE COUNTY
08.29.14    07:00 PM
A
GILMER COUNTY
  08.29.14    07:30 PM
A
SOUTH HARRISON
 
09.05.14    07:00 PM
H
SHERMAN
  09.05.14    07:30 PM
H
TYLER CONSOLIDATED
 
09.12.14    07:00 PM
H
DODDRIDGE COUNTY
  09.12.14    07:30 PM
A
CALHOUN COUNTY
 
09.19.14    07:00 PM
A
TYGARTS VALLEY
  09.19.14    07:30 PM
H
Bye Week 
 
09.26.14    07:00 PM
H
TYLER CONSOLIDATED
  09.26.14    07:30 PM
H
RITCHIE COUNTY
 
10.03.14    07:00 PM
H
SOUTH HARRISON
  10.03.14    07:30 PM
A
WIRT COUNTY
 
10.10.14    07:00 PM
A
ST. MARYS
  10.10.14    07:30 PM
H
GILMER COUNTY
 
10.17.14    07:00 PM
H
TUG VALLEY
  10.17.14    07:30 PM
A
PHILIP BARBOUR
 
10.24.14    07:00 PM
A
WIRT COUNTY
  10.24.14    07:30 PM
A
VALLEY (WETZEL)
 
10.31.14    07:00 PM
A
CLAY COUNTY
  10.31.14    07:30 PM
H
LIBERTY (HARRISON)
 
11.07.14    07:30 PM
H
PARKERSBURG CATHOLIC
 
   
LEWIS COUNTY RITCHIE COUNTY
08.29.14    07:30 PM
H
OAK HILL
  08.29.14    07:30 PM
A
ST. MARYS
 
09.05.14    07:30 PM
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PRESTON
  09.05.14    07:30 PM
A
ROANE COUNTY
 
09.12.14    07:30 PM
A
BRIDGEPORT
  09.12.14    07:30 PM
H
CLAY COUNTY
 
09.19.14    07:30 PM
H
FAIRMONT SENIOR
  09.19.14    07:30 PM
H
BRAXTON COUNTY
 
09.26.14    07:30 PM
A
LINCOLN COUNTY
  09.26.14    07:30 PM
A
DODDRIDGE COUNTY
 
10.03.14    07:30 PM
H
BUCKHANNON-UPSHUR
  10.03.14    07:30 PM
H
RAVENSWOOD
 
10.10.14    07:30 PM
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NORTH MARION
  10.10.14    07:30 PM
A
LINCOLN
 
10.17.14    07:30 PM
A
UNIVERSITY
  10.17.14    07:00 PM
A
WEIR
 
10.24.14    07:30 PM
A
ELKINS
  10.24.14    07:30 PM
H
Bye Week 
 
11.08.14   01:00 PM
A
SHADY SPRING
  10.31.14    07:30 PM
H
WILLIAMSTOWN
 
11.07.14    07:30 PM
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GRAFTON
 

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Ritchie County - 08.12.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Andrew Edward Reilly
Height: 5   9"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.13.1975
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.10.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $3,000.00 OBSTRUCTING
DOMESTIC BATTERY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Bradley Kyle Hatfield
Height: 6   7"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.25.1992
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.08.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $0.00 PROBATION VIOLATION

Doris M. Boone

The Gilmer Free Press

Doris M. Boone

Age 88, of Harrisville, WV passed away August 09, 2014 at Camden-Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg.

She was born September 07, 1925 in Braxton County, WV a daughter of the late Harry and Mabel Hall Nichols.

She worked for Garden Fresh Grocery Store, the Stockyards, and Chancy’s Dairy Castle.

She was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hunter F. Boone; sister, Charlotte Stout; brother, Robert Neil Nichols.

Doris is survived by son, Pat Boone (Merlinda) of Harrisville; grandson, Andrew Boone (Deseray) of Harrisville; great grandson, Harry F. Boone II; brothers, Harry Eugene Nichols of Bullhead City, AZ and Gary Nichols of Alma.

Service will be 1:00 PM Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev. Tim Davis officiating.

Burial will be in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.

Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Winona Gail Collins

The Gilmer Free Press

Winona Gail Collins

Age 70, of Smithville, WV passed August 07, 2014 at her residence.

She was born July 25, 1944, the daughter of the late Louie Gail and Wilma McHenry Elliott.

Gail was a secretary for the Ritchie County Board of Education for 30 years.

She was a member of Camden Flats Baptist Church, Glenville where she had been the piano player.

She was a member of Harrisville Chapter 29 Order of Eastern Starr, and the Glenville Rebekah Lodge 104. She enjoyed painting, flowers, playing piano, playing cards with her family and going to church. She was very fond of deer hunting and her horses.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Collins; son, Willard Gray (Connie) of Cox’s Mills; granddaughters, Lora Gray (Billy) of Kenna, WV and Becky Chesser (Clay) of Smithville; great-granddaughter, Eliza Chesser; cousin and best friend, Berna Kay Ankrom; cousins, Gary McHenry, Cindy Russinoff, Steve Elliott, Danny Elliott (Peggy), Roger and Cheryl Tucker, Terry Elliott (Edith), Tiffany, Tracey and Melissa; cats Tag and Barney; and dog Shadow.

She was preceded in death by step-mother Emma Clayton Elliott; step-brothers, Amos and Joe Clayton; step-sister, Carol Bailey; and sister-in-law, Nancy Clayton.

Funeral services were held at 2 PM, Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Raiguel Funeral Home, with Pastor Dwight Goff officiating.

Burial followed in the Ayers Cemetery, Smithville.

Friends called at the funeral home Saturday from 4-8 PM with an Eastern Star Service at 7 PM.

Olin Everett Primm

The Gilmer Free Press

Olin Everett Primm

84, of West Union, WV, Oxford Road Community, departed this life on Wednesday, August 06, 2014.

Olin was born October 14, 1929 on Cabin Run in Doddridge County, WV, a son of the late C. Hall and Lorena (Smith) Primm.

He was retired as a school bus operator for the Doddridge County Board of Education after 28 years of service to the students of Doddridge County. Olin also worked as a proud cow and calf farmer for many years and was formerly employed by Weirton Steel.

He was a long-time member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church of West Union.

He was a graduate of Doddridge County High School with the class of 1948.

Olin was a 50-year member of Friendship Lodge #56 AF & AM of West Union, a 32 degree Scottish Rite of Free Masonry of Clarksburg, WV, and a member of the Nemesis Shrine in Parkersburg, WV. He was also a member of the West Virginia Farm Bureau and the West Virginia Cattleman Association.

Olin is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Virginia (Morgan) Primm, who were married on May 21, 1954; daughter, Donna Jeanne Dotson (Charles) of West Union, WV, Oxford Road Community; granddaughters, Megan Danielle Dotson of West Union, WV, Oxford Road Community and Ashley Nicole Dilger (David) of New Milton, WV; sister and brother-in-law Donna Lee and Paul Williams of Pennsboro, WV; brother and sister-in-law Loren Hall Primm and Ruth Ann of West Union, WV, Oxford Road Community, along with many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Prim and sister-in-law, Ethel Prim.

Funeral services will be 2 PM Sunday, August 10, 2014, at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home in Pennsboro, WV, with Pastor David McCauley officiating.

Burial will follow the funeral in the West Union Masonic Memorial Park, near West Union, WV where full masonic graveside rites will be conducted by Friendship Lodge #56 AF & AM of West Union, WV.

Visitation will be from 2-8 PM on Saturday at the funeral home.

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Ritchie County - 08.05.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Zachary Sabastin Wamsley
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 178 lbs.
Birth Date: 09.29.1993
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.04.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $20,000.00 POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
POSSESSION MARIJUANA MORE THAN 15 GRAM
POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
1ST POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Bradley Kyle Hatfield
Height: 5’   7"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.25.1992
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.01.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $0.00 PROBATION VIOLATION




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Corey Bruce Hammer
Height: 5’   11"
Weight: 230 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.20.1996
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.01.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $0.00 BATTERY

Betty Lou Baker

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Betty Lou Baker

Age 75, of Pennsboro, WV, departed this life on Monday, August 04, 2014, at CCMC, St. Joseph’s Campus, following an extended illness.

Betty was born November 07, 1938, in West Union, WV, a daughter of the late Archie and Pearl (Davis) Mossor.

Betty was a proud graduate of Pennsboro High School with the class of 1957. After high school, she worked at the former Blue Bird Restaurant of Pennsboro. She then went to work in the Garment Factories in Ritchie County in both Harrisville and Pennsboro where she worked as the secretary. She also worked for the former Bakers Market of Pennsboro before starting at 25 year career at Troy Mills, LLC in Harrisville, where she served as the union stewart.

Betty was a life long member of the Pennsboro Church of God where she was very active serving as the secretary and singer alongside her good friend, Carol Hysell.

Betty also served on the Pennsboro High School Alumni board for many years with her dear friend, Dorothy Barnes Guth.

Betty is survived by her three children, John Baker, Sr. (Cheryl) of Pennsboro; Kim McCloy (Bob) of Harrisville, WV; Tim Baker (Cindy) of Parkersburg, WV; her grandchildren, John Baker, Jr., Misty Parsons, Andy Moneypenny, Amanda & Timmy Baker, Stacey (McCloy) Davis, Jodi (McCloy) Lawrence; great grandchildren, Brad, Katlyn, Elizabeth, Blaine, Angel, Chase, Noah, Vickie, Autumn, Corey, Joel, Dalton, Matthew, Jeremy, Aaron, Tobi, Joey, Noah,& Dakota.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Blaine S. Baker; granddaughter, Christy N. Blair; great granddaughter, Abigail, and her sister, Ruth Wilson.

Funeral services will be 1 PM, Saturday, August 09, 2014, at the Pennsboro Church of God with Pastor Roy Browning officiating.

Burial will follow in the Mole Hill Cemetery, Mountain Community near Pennsboro, WV.

Visitation will be from 4-8 PM on Friday, at the Pennsboro Church of God and from 11 AM - 1 PM on Saturday, at the church.

Thyra E. Gainer

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Thyra E. Gainer

Age 89, formerly of Belpre, Ohio, passed away July 31, 2014, in Plantation, Florida.

She was born May 26, 1925, in Harrisville, WV, daughter of Charles F. Rexroad and Grace Valerie (Wilson) Rexroad.

She was a graduate of Parkersburg High School, class of 1943. Thyra was retired from Union Carbide Plastics, Marietta, Ohio, where she worked for several years.

She is survived by her sister, Eva J. Brookover of Belpre, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her sister, Mildred E. Miller of Vienna, WV; a brother, Herald P. Rexroad of Harrisville, WV; and her former husband, Ralph Richard Gainer Sr. She is survived by her son, Ralph Richard Gainer, Jr. and Betsy of Plantation, Florida; four grandchildren, Chris Morse of Charolett, VT, Dona McClelland of Olmsted Falls, Ohio, Danielle Barber of West Park, Ohio, and Jason Gainer of Alexandria, VA. Thyra is survived by 9 grandchildren; and three nieces.

Thyra loved her cats, Dolly and Daisy, and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkersburg Humane Society.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Area Post Office Closing Community Meetings

HAMBLETON PO 07.30.2014 5:00 PM Hambleton Town Hall
MOATSVILLE PO 07.31.2014 6:00 PM Nestorville Community Bldg
PULLMAN PO 07.29.2014 5:45 PM Pullman Community Bldg (Ritchie)
RED CREEK PO 07.30.2014 4:00 PM Flanagan Hill Community Center
ANMOORE PO 08.06.2014 5:00 PM Anmoore Fire Dept Community Room (Harrison)
BETHANY PO 08.04.2014 5:30 PM Bethany Community Center
GYPSY PO 08.05.2014 4:30 PM Gypsy Community Church
HEPZIBAH PO 08.05.2014 6:00 PM House of Faith
MACFARLAN PO 08.06.2014 4:00 PM Hartley Community Bldg (Ritchie)
NEW MILTON PO 08.04.2014 4:30 PM Doddridge County Park (Main Hall) (Doddridge)
ROSEDALE PO 08.05.2014 4:00 PM Rosedale Senior Center (Gilmer)
SHIRLEY PO 08.05.2014 4:00 PM Shirley United Methodist Church
TROY PO 08.05.2014 6:15 PM Troy Elementary School (Gymnasium) (Gilmer)

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Ritchie County - 07.29.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Bradley Kyle Hatfield
Height: 6’   7"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.25.1992
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.25.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $0.00 PROBATION VIOLATION

West Virginia’s Latest News - 07.29.14

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LEWIS COUNTY COMMISSION WITH OVER MILLION DOLLAR SURPLUS FROM LAST FISCAL YEAR

Lewis County commissioners on Monday announced a surplus of almost $4.2 million from last year’s budget.

The county ended the year so well thanks to smart budgeting.

All offices in the county contributed in making the surplus so large.


NWS CONFIRMS TORNADO IN RITCHIE AND PLEASANTS COUNTY DURING SUNDAY’S STORMS

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Ritchie and Pleasants Counties during Sunday’s storms.

The preliminary results of their findings indicate it was an EF-1 tornado — meaning max wind speeds between 86 and 110 mph — which traveled four miles from Pleasants County to Ritchie County and at its widest was 200 yards wide.


DOLLAR TREE BUYS DISCOUNT RIVAL FAMILY DOLLAR

Buying Family Dollar will give Dollar Tree more than 13K stores in US and Canada, nearly three times as many as Walmart

Discount store chain Dollar Tree announced Monday that it would buy rival Family Dollar Stores for about $8.5 billion, creating North America’s biggest discount retailer.

Shares of Family Dollar rose almost 25% to $75.50.

Dollar Tree shares were up 8.8% at $59.

Dollar Tree will continue to operate under the existing Dollar Tree, Deals and Dollar Tree Canada store signs. It will keep the Family Dollar brand too.


MON COUNTY ELIMINATING REDUCED SCHOOL MEALS

Monongalia County Schools will be eliminating reduced price meals for the upcoming school year.

Officials say this year any child who qualifies for reduced priced meals will automatically qualify for free meals.

Officials say removing reduced priced meals is a strategy the state has recommended for counties with lower rates of needy children.


ARSON SCHEME IN HARRISON COUNTY

George and Rebecca Bonnel, Samuel “Joey” Oldaker and Chad Edward Cook are accused of first-degree arson, burning insured property and conspiracy after a December 01, 2011 fire destroyed the residence of the Bonnells in the Laurel Valley area of Harrison County.

After State Fire Marshall Investigation, it is alleged the Bonnells hired Cook to burn their home so they could collect more than $171,000 in insurance.

The Bonnells and Oldaker were arrested on July 25 and posted bond the same day.

The fourth defendant, Chad E. Cook, was a work-release inmate at the Beckley Correctional Center for fraud and forgery charges.

Cook was recaptured July 20 in Roanoke, VA, when officers stopped him on a bicycle which did not have tail light reflectors.

He remains in jail and is expected to face the recent charges once extradited back to West Virginia.


WV AG SETTLEMENT FOR ILLEGALLY RIGGING BIDS AND FIXING PRICES

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says he has reached a settlement with three companies involving allegations of antitrust violations such as illegally rigging bids and fixing prices.

The companies denied the allegations of wrongdoing as part of the $950,000 deal.


NATALIE TENNANT BACKS WEST VIRGINIA COAL MINERS

U.S. Senate hopeful Natalie Tennant has backed West Virginia coal miners in a new TV ad attacking the energy policies of President Barack Obama.

Tennant pretends to turn off the lights at the White House in the ad and asks, “Where do they think they get their electricity from?“


ANIMALS TOO DANGEROUS TO KEEP AS PETS IN WEST VIRGINIA

A panel that’s seeking to devise a list of animals too dangerous to keep as pets in West Virginia is slimming down the choices from a larger list of suggestions made by others.

Reports say the state’s Wild and Dangerous Animal Board will meet on Wednesday as it tries to comply with legislation passed earlier this year.


LITTER CONTROL PROGRAMS GRANTS

West Virginia regulators have announced more than $54,000 in grants for litter control programs for 23 localities, solid waste authorities and county commissions around West Virginia.

Funding for the program is generated through circuit court penalties for littering and the grants range from $725 up to $3,000 apiece.


WEST MILFORD RESIDENT CONVICTED ON TAX CHARGE

A 54 year old West Milford, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.

Pamela S. Bailey entered a plea of guilty to filing a false personal income tax return for tax year 2011.

Bailey understated her gross income resulting in an unpaid tax due and owing of approximately $42,097.58.

Bailey, who is free on bond pending sentencing, scheduled for November 21, 2014, faces up to 3 years in prison.


EIGHT INDIVIDUALS SENTENCED IN FEDERAL COURT

Christopher Vickers, age 25, of Clarksburg, was sentenced to 21 months in prison and six years of supervised release for the distribution of heroin within 1,000 feet of Monticello Avenue playground.  Vickers, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Cogar.

Marcus Gerald Barnett, age 33, of Clarksburg, was sentenced to 21 months in prison and six years of supervised release for the distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a housing project.  Barnett, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn A. Morgan.

Nino L. Mancino, age 43, of Fairmont, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in prison and three years of supervised release for the conspiracy to distribute hydrocodone.  Mancino, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John C. Parr.

The Vickers, Barnett and Mancinco cases were investigated by the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force., which is comprised of officers and agents from the Bridgeport Police Department, the Clarksburg Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the West Virginia State Police.

Christy D. Ruble, age 32, of West Milford, West Virginia, former officer in charge of the West Milford post office, was sentenced to 5 years’ probation for embezzlement from postal accounts.  The Court also ordered Ruble to make restitution in the amount of $15,238.65 to the U.S. Postal Service. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Flower and investigated by the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General.

Robert Whitfield, age 29, was sentenced to 12 months in prison for obstruction of justice, with the sentence to run consecutively to his current sentence.

Eric Irizarry-Barriera, age 38; Nestor Diaz age 45; and, Stefan Toliver, age 27, were each sentenced to 3 months in prison for possession of a cell phone, with the sentence to run consecutively to their current sentences.

Nancy Marie Clayton

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Nancy Marie Clayton

Age 73, of Wooster, OH (formerly of Harrisville, WV) departed this life on Friday, July 25, 2014, in Wooster, OH.

Nancy was born September 24, 1940, in Ritchie County, WV a daughter of the late Rex and Sarah Marie (McCloy) Hufford.

Nancy spent her life as a loving homemaker for her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Gibson and husband Edward of Wooster, OH, along with her four grandchildren, Lorin Gibson, Ellon Gibson, Katie Gibson, and Eddie Gibson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joe L. Clayton and her brothers, Dwight and James Hufford.

Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville.

Burial will follow in the Lawford Cemtery, near Hazelgreen, WV.

Visitation will be from 12:00-1:30 PM on Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Congressman McKinley: 07.25.14 - Area Post Office Closing Community Meetings

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Maintaining Home Health Care Affordability

Last November, the Obama Administration announced it would cut home health care payments by 14 percent—the maximum amount allowed under the law.  As a result, more than 40 percent of home health care agencies could be forced out of business.  These cuts would disproportionately impact rural areas like West Virginia where access to home health care is a lifeline to many seniors.

In reaction to the Obama Administration’s actions, I am co-sponsoring a bill that restores payment levels to home health care agencies and cuts waste.

We need to stop these harsh cuts to our seniors. Obamacare’s cuts to home health will hurt West Virginia seniors, reduce access to care, and cause nurses to lose their jobs.  Our seniors have come to depend on quality home health care to allow them to recover at home. Like people in rural areas across the country, West Virginians face many challenges in accessing quality and affordable health care and the President’s reduction in funding would make it harder.

Home health care provides comfort, familiarity and normalcy for patients and their families.  This is a common-sense bill that will give West Virginia seniors certainty that they will be able to continue to receive the care on which they depend.


Making Higher Education More Accessible

In our knowledge-based economy, higher education is practically essential – yet costs and time are holding back too many Americans from these opportunities. That’s why this week the House passed three bipartisan bills that will help students and families considering college.

When students make the decision to get ahead by obtaining a degree in higher education, they’re faced with the rising cost of tuition and mounting student debt. By providing better information to students and families whether it’s concerning the financial aid process or what programs are available, this will help them make informed decisions about their future.

•  Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act (H.R. 4983) This would provide better information to students and families regarding higher education institutions so they can make smart decisions.

•  Empowering Student Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act (H.R. 4984)  This would promote financial education through counseling by ensuring students and parents, who participate in the federal student loan program, receive annual counseling according to their individual borrowing needs.

•  Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act (H.R. 3136) This would allow institutions to provide students with a more personalized cost-effective education to non-traditional students like working adults and gain credits for skills testing.  This legislation will help students and families to decide what’s best for them in achieving a better life.


Economic Impact of State Energy Policies

The House Energy and Power Subcommittee held a hearing this week on “Laboratories of Democracy: The Economic Impacts of State Energy Policies.” The hearing examined the economic impacts from differing energy policies of the various states, as well as how federal policies may impact states.

The EPA’s over-regulation is stifling the energy industry and preventing the creation of more jobs. America needs to wake-up to what these regulations mean for our economy and our future. I will continue to push back on flawed arguments, statements and claims that are not based in reality, and stand up for the men and women who rely on coal for jobs and affordable energy.


Making Your Voice Heard

There are a few upcoming opportunities in and around West Virginia for the public to have their voice heard on issues that affect them.

The EPA is holding public meetings on their proposed plan on carbon pollution standards. The public can attend, but must have specific identification to get into these meetings.

Now is your chance for you, your family members and neighbors to speak up against job-killing EPA regulations. Residents in West Virginia can attend an upcoming meeting in Pittsburgh, PA on August 1st. We encourage not only coal miners, but the families of coal miners, and others who would be impacted by these EPA regulations to attend.


Post Office Closings:

The second opportunity is for residents living in rural areas with their post offices having hours cut.

The USPS is holding community meetings in towns with post offices included in their Post Plan. The upcoming meetings in the First District:

HAMBLETON PO

07/30/2014

5:00 PM

Hambleton Town Hall

MOATSVILLE PO

07/31/2014

6:00 PM

Nestorville Community Bldg

PULLMAN PO

07/29/2014

5:45 PM

Pullman Community Bldg (Ritchie)

RED CREEK PO

07/30/2014

4:00 PM

Flanagan Hill Community Center

ANMOORE PO

08/06/2014

5:00 PM

Anmoore Fire Dept Community Room (Harrison)

BETHANY PO

08/04/2014

5:30 PM

Bethany Community Center

GYPSY PO

08/05/2014

4:30 PM

Gypsy Community Church

HEPZIBAH PO

08/05/2014

6:00 PM

House of Faith

MACFARLAN PO

08/06/2014

4:00 PM

Hartley Community Bldg (Ritchie)

NEW MILTON PO

08/04/2014

4:30 PM

Doddridge County Park (Main Hall) (Doddridge)

ROSEDALE PO

08/05/2014

4:00 PM

Rosedale Senior Center (Gilmer)

SHIRLEY PO

08/05/2014

4:00 PM

Shirley United Methodist Church

TROY PO

08/05/2014

6:15 PM

Troy Elementary School (Gymnasium) (Gilmer)

If you are ever in the Washington D.C. office please drop in and say hello. If you want an appointment just give my office a call at 202.225.4172, or submit a request on my website at www.mckinley.house.gov.
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Betty Lucille (Nutt) Stansberry Cox

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Betty Lucille (Nutt) Stansberry Cox

Age 81, passed due to the development of pulmonary blood clots while awaiting surgery at Camden Clark Medical Center on July 22, 2014.

She was born in Ritchie County, WV on November 24, 1932, joining her father, Orlando Guy Nutt, her mother, Pearl Rexroad Nutt, brothers, Guy Jr. and Carl, and sister, Olive Mae.

According to her sister, her arrival on Thanksgiving “Really spoiled dinner that year.“

She was a 1950 graduate of Harrisville High School and had been looking forward to attending the reunion on July 25th until her scheduled surgery created the need to cancel her reservation. She was also a 1990 graduate of the Wood County Vocational School of Practical Nursing. She received the West Virginia 1990 Student of the Year award.

Prior to, and following her nursing school graduation, she worked at the Pine View Continuous Care Center where she received the Caring Practices Employee of the Year Award in 1988, given in recognition of her commitment to quality patient care and leadership demonstrated at the facility.

Betty was a member of the the Murphytown United Methodist Church and in recent months, the Amedisys Hospice of Parkersburg Bereavement Support Group.

Preceded in death by her parents, brothers, sister, first husband, Charles Wayne Stansberry, Sr., second husband, Francis “Frank” Wendell Cox and son, Stephen Michael Stansberry.

Betty is survived by her children: Rosalinda Brown, Merino Valley, California, Teresa (Allen) Wilson, Washington, DC, Cathy (Michael) Eckard, Portland, Oregon, Charles “Chuck” Stansberry, Dayton, Ohio, Roxanna (Kenneth) Price, Export, PA, Janetta Hampton, Cumberland, MD, Karlson Stansberry, Cumberland, MD, Jason(Debbie) Stansberry, Cumberland, MD; step-children: Mary Ann Testerman, Delbarton, WV, Carolyn Cox, Martinsburg, WV, Judy (Jim) Prusack, Grantsville, WV and Sandra Cox, Delbarton, WV; grandchildren: Jessica, Eric, Nathan, Hannah, Stephanie Erin(Michael), Matthew(Stephanie Louise), Joshua(Tiana), Andrew, Jeremy, Katrina(Travis), Timothy(Kennedy), Jennifer(Ryan), Mark, Jordan, Megan(Jaison), Angela(Chris), Chris, Shonna, Krystal and great-grandchildren: Zachary, Ava, Olivia, Adelle, Caleb, Ella, Gabriel, Brandon, Carter, Abrielle, Jillian, Aaron, Austyn, Kaitlyn, Daymian, Garren, Ruby and Amber.

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Monday, July 28, 2014 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating.

Burial will follow in the Chevauxdefrise Cemetery, Washburn, WV.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 4-8 PM.

We give thanks for the life of the Nutt family’s Thanksgiving Day surprise, Betty Lucille Nutt Stansberry Cox.

We love you Mom!

Geneva M. Rexroad Tallman

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Geneva M. Rexroad Tallman

Age 63, a lifelong resident of Pennsboro, WV, departed this life on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at her residence, following an extended illness.

Geneva was born September 25, 1950, in Pennsboro, WV, a daughter of the late Olin and Margaret (Grose) Rexroad.

She graduated from Pennsboro High School with the class of 1968. After graduation, Geneva began working at the former Laura Mae Life of Pennsboro and later joined the former Economy Industries of Harrisville before becoming a homemaker after the birth of her daughter.

She was a member of the Pennsboro United Methodist Church where she served as the secretary/treasurer of the Builder’s Class.

Geneva has also served as the treasurer for the Pennsboro Alumni since 1997 and greatly enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Jean Tallman of Pennsboro; sister, Rebecca Props (Jim) of Pennsboro; nephews, Adam Props of Pennsboro; David Smith of Harrisville; Jason Smith of Newport, OH; nieces, Kayla Props of Parkersburg; Sheri McDonald of St. Marys, WV; 2 great nieces; brother in law, Darrell Tallman (Linda) of Vienna, WV; sister in law, Donna Summers of Newport, OH, and her only surviving aunt, Evelyn Doll of Pennsboro.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Emerson “Frankie” Tallman in 2005; along with several aunts & uncles.

Funeral services will be 11 AM, Saturday, at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV with the Pastors Kelly Martin and Bill Durst officiating.

Burial will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Joseph’s Mills, WV.

Visitation will be from 4-8 PM on Friday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests the donations be made to the Ritchie County Humane Society, 2220 Pullman Road, Harrisville, WV 26362.

Gilmer County Clerk: Notice to Creditors and Beneficiaries - 07.24.14

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CLERK OF THE COUNTY COMMISSION OF GILMER COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND BENEFICIARIES

The administration of the estates(s) of the following deceased is pending before the Clerk of the County Commission of Gilmer County, 10 Howard Street, Glenville WV 26351.

The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below.

Notice is hereby given that the estate(s) of the following has been opened for probate.  Any interested person objecting to the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative or the venue or jurisdiction of the court, shall file notice of an objection with the County Commission within ninety days after the date of the first publication or within 30 days of service of notice, whichever is later.  If an objection is not timely filed, the objection is forever barred.

All persons having claims against the estate(s) of the said following deceased, whether due or not, are notified to exhibit their claims, with the voucher thereof, legally verified, to the undersigned, at the County Clerk’s Office on or before October 22, 2014  otherwise they may by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate(s).  All beneficiaries of said estate(s) may appear on or before said day to examine said claims and otherwise protect their interests.

Claims against the estate must be filed in accordance with West Virginia Code 44-1-14a.

 

DECENDENT NAME PER.REP/NAME REPER.REP/ADDRESS ATTORNEYNAME
ADDRESS
FID./COMM.NAME
ADDRESS
Stephen F. Bradfield Timothy B. Butcher P.O. Box 100 None Required None Required
Glenville, WV 26351
Junior Moore Jeane Fay Fisher PO Box 324 None Required None Required
Glenville, WV 26351
Bubby K. Ferguson Bubby A. Ferguson 2016 West Maple Street None Required None Required
Lansing, MI 48015
Emogene Stansberry Mawahna Gifford PO Box 22 None Required None Required
Smithville, WV 26178
Willard C. Turner Marguerite C. Turner 1924 Barbecue Road None Required None Required
Normantown, WV 25267

 


Clerk of Gilmer County Commission
Jean Butcher
10 Howard Street
Glenville, WV 26351

The date of the first publication of this Notice is : July 24, 2014

Laura Moore

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Laura Moore

Age 102, of Harrisville, WV (formerly of Ellenboro & Pennsboro, WV) departed this life on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Pine View Nursing Home in Harrisville.

Laura was born January 08, 1912, in Beatrice, WV (Indian Creek) a daughter of the late Thomas N. and Luvenna (Bunner) Johnson. Laura worked as a beamer at the Elyria Lace Company in Elyria, OH and was a member of the Pike Church of Christ.

She is survived by her nephew, Thomas E. Johnson (Beatrice) of LaGrange, OH; niece, Ethel Gordon of Wakeman, OH; close friends, William & Nina Seese of Ellenboro, along with several cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Brackie Moore in 1998; niece, Lucille McDaniel; brother, Al Johnson, 4 half brothers and 9 half sisters.

Funeral services will be 12 PM Friday, July 25, 2014, at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville.

Burial will follow in the Haught Cemetery, Beatrice, WV.

Visitation will be from 11 AM - 12 PM on Friday.

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Ritchie County - 07.22.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: William John Smith
Height: 5’  8"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.24.1977
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.20.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $1,100.00 SPEEDING
DRIVERS LICENSE REVOKED FOR DUI




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Corey Bruce Hammer
Height: 5’  11"
Weight: 230 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.20.1996
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.18.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $0.00 BATTERY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Nathon Norman Johnson
Height: 5’  10"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.25.1977
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.16.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $4,500.00

Robert Harold Bunner

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Robert Harold Bunner

Age 57, of Harrisville, WV, passed July 21, 2014 in Harrisville.

He was born June 15, 1957 in Parkersburg, WV, the son of Harold William and Alice Christine Reed Bunner of Ellenboro.

Robert was an equipment operator for Trenton Energy, Hall’s Drilling and the WV Department of Highways.

He was a member of The Ritchie Church of The Nazarene.

He enjoyed riding his Harley, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren and friends. He was a loving husband and wonderful father. He was a member of Harrisville Moose Lodge #944.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Debra Ann Davis Bunner; sons, James Robert Bunner (Autumn) of Harrisville, and Jason John Bunner (Anna) of Pennsboro; grandchildren, Zoey Marie, Roy Blake, Cort Evan, Jebediah and Destiny Bunner, Aubrey and Michael Ingram, and Tristian McGuire; sisters, Ruth Bowie, Serena Kay Ash, and Ruby Venette Lanham; and brother, Wilford Bunner.

Funeral services will be held at 3 PM, Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Rev. Burnie Pennington officiating.

Burial will follow in the Fairmont Ridge Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home, Friday from 4-8 PM and Saturday from 2-3 PM.

Aubrey A. Wright

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Aubrey A. Wright

Age 80, of Pennsboro, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at his residence.

Aubrey was born August 18, 1933, in Spencer, WV, a son of the late Onnie O. and Annie (Hawkins) Wright.

He served as a self-employed business man in Ritchie County for many years being the owner and operator of the former Wright’s Market of Pennsboro from 1970-1985 and then the Pullman Hardware Store from 1985-1998. Aubrey was a charter member of the River of Life Ministries in Ellenboro and a graduate of Spencer High School with the class of 1952. Aubrey loved fishing. While employed, Aubrey and his wife Rosa would spend summers with the family fishing in Nags Head, NC and after retirement, he and his wife had a 2nd home in Cameron, LA where they would spend many years fishing in Louisiana. Aubrey’s greatest joy was the customer relationship he had built with his friends during the time he owned the Pullman Hardware and also spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Rosa (Freeland) Wright; daughter, Anna Bunner (Jason) of Pennsboro; grandchildren, Aubrey Ingram, Michael Ingram, Destiny Bunner, & Jebediah Bunner all of Pennsboro; brother and sister in laws, Clyde & Sally Freeland of TN; Ray & Jackie Freeland of Parkersburg; Perl & Linda Freeland of Pennsboro; Eddie and Judy Hart of Ellenboro; Gary & Cindy Freeland of AK; Dave & Vickie Williams of Glendale Community; Jarvin & Vera Talkington of Parkersburg, and Johnny Freeland of Athens, OH, along with several nieces & nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Lansing and Olsten Wright; sister, Wanda Rader, and his beloved dogs, Rufus & Chico.

Funeral services will be 11 AM, Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the McCullough Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Paul Elkins and Ruford Abner officiating.

Burial will follow in the Ellenboro Masonic Cemetery.

Friends may call the funeral home from 4-8 PM on Wednesday.

Aubrey was a strong advocate for the Wounded Warrior Project and a box will be set up at the funeral home for friends to bring in a donation to be sent to the project in Aubrey’s name.

Vivian G. Lauff

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Vivian G. Lauff

Age 72, of Burnt House, WV, departed this life, Friday, July 18, 2014, at the Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, WV.

She was born May 10, 1943, in Van, WV, the daughter of the late Owen and Mary Bailey Sutphin.

Vivian had worked at the former Rubber Crafters, Smithville, WV, and then for Quality Fabricating.

She is survived by two sons, Daniel R. Lauff (Debra), Hinton, VA, and Christopher J. Lauff, Burnt House, WV; one daughter, Sheila M. Belknap, Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Derek, Deidra, Jennifer, Marshall, and Danielle; and great grandson, Jacob Lake Gumm.

In addition to her parents, Vivian was preceded by siblings, Curtis, Danny, Roger, Wayne, Raymond, Jackie and Lowell Dean Sutphin; Elbert Kelly, Geneva Wood and Emma Jean Testerman.

Funeral Services will be held, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, from the Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, WV at 1:00 PM with the Pastor Dennett Osborne officiating.

Interment will follow at the New Mt. Olive Cemetery, Burnt House, WV.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 22, from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on the day of the service.

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